Hi friends! I’m Jessica Yeaton, a member of the Australian National Cross-Country Ski Team.I was born in Perth, Australia but grew up all over the world. I started skiing when I moved to Alaska at age 12, and it has been a passion I have pursued ever since. I studied Exercise Science at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, where I earned All-American honors during my senior year. After graduating, I moved back to Anchorage to ski professionally for the Alaska Pacific University (APU) Nordic Ski Center. This past spring, I also graduated with a second degree in psychology from APU. I hope to to attend Physical Therapy School in the future.
I began skiing for the Australian National team in 2015, and have loved the adventure my racing schedule has taken me on. I competed in the World Championships in Falun last season, and had my first top 50 result on the World Cup this season. My main focus is upon the 2017 World Championships in Lahti and the 2018 Olympics in Pyeong Chang. I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to travel the world and train with amazing teammates while chasing my dreams. Between representing Australia in Europe and running in the Alaskan mountains- it is an incredible lifestyle!